Teletherapy

Convenient Therapy Options from Local Providers

Online Video Therapy

Online Video Therapy – also referred to as teletherapy – is the delivery of mental health services by a licensed healthcare professional that are not provided in person. Services are provided via a HIPPA-compliant live video service.

Teletherapy allows clients to participate in therapy on their time from the comfort of their home or office. It eliminates travel time and allows for more schedule flexibility.

Teletherapy is not phone calls, recorded or delivered on a delay, or in-person counseling sessions.

Benefits

Basics of Teletherapy:

  • Convenient– schedule around work and personal life
  • Cost Effective– no travel time costs, covered by many insurance providers
  • Confidential– no chance of “seeing” someone you know in the parking lot or building

More specific about the virtual session:

  • Research shows it can be equally effective to in-person sessions for most people
  • Having therapy in your own environment can make it easier to open up and share (comfortable environment)
  • After the first few sessions, you forget you are even virtual
  • We use software that is extremely easy to use while also being HIPAA-compliant
  • No one stares at your shoes 🙂

Research Shows That…

  1. For many that never sought therapy before, online therapy can be a port of entry into mental health care.
  2. Research supports mental health care delivered remotely is effective.
  3. Teletherapy is as effective as face-to-face and retention rates are higher.
  4. Mohr and colleagues found therapeutic alliance did not suffer.
  5. “Individuals have an appetite for receiving care remotely,  and that’s likely to fundamentally change our care environment.” Dr. Haim

*Most Blue Cross Blue Shield Plans Accepted

Jody Bechtold

Jody Bechtold

LCSW, CEO

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Jody brings over 30 years of experience to The Better Institute. She is a professional coach, Gambling Addiction Expert, International Speaker and Trainer, and MBTI Certified Facilitator.

Robert Bumbaco

Robert Bumbaco

LCSW, COO

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Rob brings over 20 years of experience to The Better Institute. He is a former Division 1 hockey athlete, at-risk behavioral coach, and clinical social worker.

April Condemi

April Condemi

LPC, Director of Trauma Informed Care

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April brings over 10 years of experience to The Better Institute. She is the Director of Trauma Informed Care and is a professional resource for First Responders.

Robin Witt

Robin Witt

LPC, Director of Relationship Dynamics

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Robin brings over 15 years of experience to The Better Institute. She is an expert on family relationships and dynamics.

Evan Dean

Evan Dean

LCSW, CCTP-II, Director of Recovery Support

evan@betterinstitute.com

Evan brings over 5 years of clinical experience to the Better Institute as an expert in recovery from use, abuse and addiction. In addition, he is a professional musician that loves to work with creative people using the arts in the therapy process.

Doug Hoesch

Doug Hoesch

LCSW, Director of Aviation Wellness

doug@betterinstitute.com

Doug brings over 5-years of clinical experience to The Better Institute. He is a clinical social worker and an Airline Transport Pilot with over 40 years of global flying experience understanding stress, trauma, and their effect on people’s behavior.

Matt Missar

Matt Missar

LSW, IGDC

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Matt is a clinician with The Better Institute. He values working with individuals of all ages and specializes in working with younger individuals regarding stress, anxiety, and problematic gaming. 

Tara Smith

Tara Smith

LSW

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Tara is a clinician with The Better Institute who works with individuals and with couples. She specializes in addiction, trauma, and working with the LGBTQIA community.